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dougdirt
09-19-2007, 05:00 PM
Chris Valaika, Logan Ondrusek and Michael Griffin are going to be playing for the North Shore Honu team.

lollipopcurve
09-19-2007, 05:15 PM
Nice.

Two of these guys -- Ondrusek and Griffin -- have been sleeper picks of mine lately. Good to see the Reds taking advantage of the opportunity -- and not at all a bad place to put in overtime...

JaxRed
09-19-2007, 05:21 PM
Hardship assignment....


I wonder if they could persuade Milton Loo to play? Maybe rekindle the fires...

Joseph
09-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Hardship assignment....


I wonder if they could persuade Milton Loo to play? Maybe rekindle the fires...

What was the situation with Loo anyway? Family issues?

JaxRed
09-19-2007, 05:36 PM
Basically I understood it as homesickness...

Puffy
09-19-2007, 06:05 PM
What a crappy life. Have to go to Hawaii for the fall/winter and play baseball every night.

RedsManRick
09-19-2007, 06:06 PM
Maybe Milton Loo can play...

redsmetz
09-19-2007, 06:58 PM
I think last season they were showing these games on Channel 25 or Channel 38 here in Cincinnati; I can't remember which. I think the Japanese leagues send players as well.

dougdirt
09-19-2007, 07:18 PM
They do send a few redsmetz.

Topcat
09-19-2007, 08:47 PM
Watched quite a few of these games last year and thoroughly enjoyed them. When does it start up again? I also must add that it was a real treat to see a few of the young Japanese players whom played in this league.:thumbup:

zipcurve
09-19-2007, 09:08 PM
Sam Lecure was switched from Hawaii to the Arizona Fall League

Superdude
09-19-2007, 11:32 PM
Valaika should be worth paying attention to considering the nose dive he took at Sarasota.

oneupper
09-20-2007, 02:44 PM
I had never heard of the Hawaiian League.

It will probably get more attention/better players since the Puerto Rican League has been forced to cancel its season (and may fold) and Venezuela is becoming much more difficult for american players (for a number of reasons).

RedsManRick
09-20-2007, 04:25 PM
Joba Chamberlain was the big breakout star from the Hawaiian League last year. Think of it as the low minors version of the AFL. Pretty sure it is only in its 2nd or 3rd year of existence.

Topcat
09-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Joba Chamberlain was the big breakout star from the Hawaiian League last year. Think of it as the low minors version of the AFL. Pretty sure it is only in its 2nd or 3rd year of existence.

Was really great ball to watch in an otherwise dead time for Baseball. Games I viewed were late nights and that was perfect for me :)

mbgrayson
09-20-2007, 08:22 PM
I wonder if they have any paid slots for fans or bloggers.....lol.

mth123
09-23-2007, 10:34 AM
BP has the league preview up this morning. They are projecting Valaika as the starting second baseman. I wonder if this is the beginning of a position switch or just a way to fit him in.

No mention Ondrusek and Griffin in BPs preview.

tbball10
09-24-2007, 10:35 AM
are these games only played on tv in cincy or are they televised nationally?

redsmetz
09-24-2007, 12:04 PM
are these games only played on tv in cincy or are they televised nationally?

What I saw was not a network broadcast. The station that was showing them was the lower power station here in Cincinnati. I'm sure they were getting the feed from someone, but I don't know who. The quality of broadcasting was similar to a cable access high school broadcast - but it was baseball in the winter (especially since I don't have cable).

joe

redsmetz
09-24-2007, 12:07 PM
Here's a link for the league. It looks like you can listen online and maybe it mentions TV broadcasts.


http://www.hawaiiwinterbaseball.com/

tbball10
09-24-2007, 01:56 PM
thanks